Watch Over Me
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Due to heavy subject matter, this book is recommended for ages 17+.
From the USA Today Best Selling Author of A Beautiful Lie.
Addison Snow is your typical teenager. She has a family that loves her, friends that make her laugh, and she's wrapped up in the excitement of graduating high school and going off to college to pursue her dream of becoming an author. When her mother, who also happens to be Addison's best friend, dies unexpectedly, her world comes to a crashing halt.
Death changes everyone...
To make the pain go away, Addison and her father travel down separate, dark paths. She chooses to end her grief forever, while he drowns his sorrows in the bottom of a bottle. How do you learn to live again when the most important person in your life is gone?
Addison struggles to pick up the pieces of her life. Instead of getting back to being the carefree teenager she once was, she's stuck handling all of the responsibilities that should have been her father's. She has no time to grieve, no time for emotions, and no time for happiness...until Zander Reinhardt walks in. All it takes is one little handwritten note on a napkin to kick-start her back to life and help her realize that maybe there's more to that life than pain.
But can it really be that simple? Can she really trust this man who makes her feel alive again for the first time in a year?
Contemporary romance...dealing with depression...addiction...loss
In Watch Over Me, we are introduced to a family that suffered a great loss. In that loss was grief. In that grief was pain. In that pain these characters chose different coping mechanisms for dealing with the pain. This story follows both characters lives and the choices they made that broke them apart.
At nineteen, Addison lost her mother, leaving her in a dark place. Death changed the way Addison lived her life, the way she looked at life, and the way she felt about life. The one person who guided her, gave her support, who offered advice, and coached her through life’s hardships was gone. Addison had no sense of direction in life after losing her mother. She closed herself off from other people, including her father.
The story introduced Zander’s character who brought back hope into Addison’s life.
The story incorporated past scenes and memories that showed the type of person Addison was before losing her mother.
There was a strong message imbedded into the story, yet the delivery for this message was stagnant in some places. I struggled with Addison’s character and her attitude towards her father. My struggle with Addison’s character was her shutting off her emotions, therefore I felt the story lacked emotion. Sadly, her age also played a big factor in my lack of interest towards her.